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Paris Fashion Week Men: Mash-up Instagram mode rules

Paris Fashion Week Men: Mash-up Instagram mode rules

Paris Fashion Week Men actually had two live runway shows on Wednesday, the second of the six-day season, as the fashion capital cautiously emerges from the lockdown.
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Birkenstock in Jil Sander collab for 'life in nature' footwear line

Birkenstock in Jil Sander collab for 'life in nature' footwear line

With Birkenstock’s hot product status continuing, a new collaboration should only enhance the German footwear producer’s reputation further. It’s teamed up with luxury label Jil Sander on a men’s and women’s collection.
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Chanel launches Factory 5 collection and pop-ups for N°5 centenary

Chanel launches Factory 5 collection and pop-ups for N°5 centenary

Star product anniversaries are often big news and when the anniversary is Chanel N°5 reaching 100 years old, it’s clear that the luxury giant would mark that fact with a bang.
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Prada, Zegna buy majority stake in Filati Biagioli Modesto

Prada, Zegna buy majority stake in Filati Biagioli Modesto

In an unprecedented alliance, the two Italian luxury labels have announced the acquisition of a 40% stake each in Filati Biagioli Modesto, a spinning mill specialised in cashmere fabrics.
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Isabel Marant launches online store dedicated to second-hand fashion

Isabel Marant launches online store dedicated to second-hand fashion

Isabel Marant has launched an online platform dedicated to reselling its vintage pieces. People who donate pieces to the site will receive a voucher and all proceeds will go towards the designer’s charitable fund.
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Reformation to open in Covent Garden

Reformation to open in Covent Garden

​Reformation is to open a new London flagship in Covent Garden with the sustainable fashion brand having agreed terms to open at 27 King Street through landlord Capital & Counties (Capco).
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HBC to spin off Saks Off 5th digital business

HBC to spin off Saks Off 5th digital business

Having spun off Saks Fifth Avenue’s online operations earlier this year, HBC has now announced that it is also establishing the e-commerce business of its discount chain as a standalone company.
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Pitti to host LVMH Prize finalists this summer; amid first signs of momentum

Pitti to host LVMH Prize finalists this summer; amid first signs of momentum

Pitti, the giant Florentine menswear salon, will host this year’s LVMH Prize finalists with a major installation in this summer’s reschedule edition, amid fresh signs of momentum at the giant trade show.
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Rag & Bone opens in Harrods, uses SME tech to boost e-sales

Rag & Bone opens in Harrods, uses SME tech to boost e-sales

​US label Rag & Bone has expanded its presence in the key London market as well as boosting its e-tail reach using text message tech to get to customers and increase online sales.
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Selfridges launches garden centres with fashion twist

Selfridges launches garden centres with fashion twist

​Gardens are the new black and now Selfridges has launched garden centres at several stores. They’re not just any old garden centres as it’s bringing a Selfridges-style and fashion-focused twist to the category.
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Dolce & Gabbana shines a thousand lights in Milan

Dolce & Gabbana shines a thousand lights in Milan

Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, the first designers to host a physical show at Milan Fashion Week, revealed a glittering collection on Saturday, taking inspiration from the artistic light shows of southern Italy.
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Telfar Clemens designs Olympic uniforms for Liberia

Telfar Clemens designs Olympic uniforms for Liberia

The New York-based designer has revealed a preview of the uniform he has created for the West African nation’s Olympic team, for which his brand is serving as the official sponsor in Tokyo this July.
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LVMH acquires the rest of Emilio Pucci

LVMH acquires the rest of Emilio Pucci

The French luxury group, which previously held 67% of the Italian brand, has purchased the remaining 33% from Laudomia Pucci, who is stepping down from her role as vice president and image director at the house. 
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Paris menswear season; six shows and over 20 live presentations

Paris menswear season; six shows and over 20 live presentations

With Paris finally exiting the lockdown, and Parisians enjoying their city without masks, the international menswear runway season climaxes with six days of Paris shows this week, albeit within the penumbra of Covid.
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La Samaritaine revealed: a beautiful store; somewhat formulaic product mix

La Samaritaine revealed: a beautiful store; somewhat formulaic product mix

Finally after 16 years closed; municipal headaches; massive rebuilding and Covid delays, France’s most storied department store La Samaritaine revealed itself on Monday, after an estimated €750m investment by owner LVMH.
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From Balenciaga to summer sandals, fashion celebrates Pride Month

From Balenciaga to summer sandals, fashion celebrates Pride Month

To celebrate Pride Month, several labels have decided to pay tribute to the LGBTQ+ community with collections festooned with the colours of the rainbow. Among them Puma, Victoria Beckham, Balenciaga and Ralph Lauren.
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